A Simple Space


Australian circus stars – troupe Gravity and Other Myths on tour in Riga with the show A Simple Space

The Riga Circus offers its audience a unique opportunity – to see the show A Simple Space performed by the world-famous award-winning Australian circus troupe Gravity and Other Myths. The Australian artists are highly professional, amazingly skilful and full of beans. This is one of the greatest shows in the 130th anniversary year of the Riga Circus, and starting from today tickets can be bought at bilesuserviss.lv.

In the show A Simple Space, seven professional acrobats explore the limits of their physical possibilities doing it exquisitely and with great aplomb. Accompanied on live music, the action on stage makes the impressed audience gasp. There is no makeup, no dazzling lights and no superfluous theatricality. Spectators just sit, following each movement and appreciating acrobats’ skills, meeting each stunt with enthusiastic applause. Excitement, energy and humour –these are the qualities characterising the show A Simple Space which help to carry the message. Mārtiņš Ķibers, Art Director of the Riga Circus: “The Australian circus is famous for its traditions and its artists’ skills. In the year when the Riga Circus celebrates its 130th anniversary, this show is the best non-verbal proof that human physical abilities can still excite and artistic experience can still elicit emotions. From the personal experience as a spectator, I can say that the title of the show describes best the acrobats’ skills – they are really cosmic!”

Founded in 2009, in Adelaide, Gravity and Other Myths has received numerous international awards. It is a well-known and beloved acrobat troupe in Australia. The troupe’s artistic approach is based on the synergy created by high-level acrobatics and physical theatre.

The first show of the troupe Freefall was followed by an intensive tour around Australia, receiving high acclaim and countless awards, including the Best Circus Show in 2010.

The second show A Simple Space was premiered at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe and 2013 Edinburgh Fringe festivals. Saturated in pure physical professionalism, the show became an event, followed by standing ovation and five-star ratings. Critics have described the show as “A true 21st century circus”, “This show is literally breathtaking” and “A grip worthy of Cirque du Soleil”. The show A Simple Space has been shown in 14 countries on six continents bringing joy and excitement to the spectators who highly appreciated the energy and non-verbal, physical body language. The show has received many awards, including the 2016 Theaterspektakel Audience Prize, the 2015 Australian Dance Award for the best physical theatre, the 2015 Green Room Award and the Best Circus Award at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

While the building of the Riga Circus is undergoing reconstruction, performances are shown in various other places. This time the show will be held at the Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre. Dana Bjorka, Director of the Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre, says: “Our theatre is modern, we are open to various kinds of performances, and thanks to the absence of the language barrier, circus provides a wonderful opportunity for both – theatre and circus lovers – to meet in one place.”

Gravity and Other Myths with the show A Simple Space will visit Riga on 5 and 6 September.

Website of the troupe: http://gravityandothermyths.com.au